Chapter IV Sloka 09
jNm kmR c me idVymev< yae veiÄ tÅvt>,
Ty®va deh< punjRNm nEit mameit sae=juRn .
janma karma ca me divyam
evaÕ yo vetti tattvata× |
tyaktv˜ dehaÕ punarjanma
naiti m˜meti so'rjuna ( 4|09)||
He who thus knows, in their true light, My divine birth and
actions, comes to Me, O Arjuna! Having abandoned the body, he is not born
Commentary: The Lord, though apparently born, is always beyond birth and death; though apparently active for firmly establishing righteousness, He is ever beyond all actions. He who knows this is never born again. He attains knowledge of the Self and becomes liberated while living.
The birth of the Lord is an illusion. It is a-prakrita (beyond the pale of Nature). It is divine. It is peculiar to the Lord. Though He appears in human form, His body is Chinmaya (full of consciousness, not inert matter as are human bodies composed of the five elements).